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  • Page-McCaw, Andrea, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Phone: 615-875-5841

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) can cleave components of the extracellular matrix.  They are upregulated in most tumors and are believed to facilitate tumor growth and invasion.  Accordingly, MMP inhibitors have been the targets of several clinical trials. Yet the use of MMP inhibitors as therapeutic agents has been prob . . .

  • Pao, William, M.D., Ph.D.
    Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medical & Surgical Oncology; Professor and Director of Hematology/Oncology ; Professor of Cancer Biology and Pathology/Microbiology/Immunology; Director, Personalized Cancer Medicine; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    Dr. Pao is a physician-scientist with a special interest in thoracic oncology. Dr. Pao's research focuses on identification of genes involved in the pathogenesis of lung tumors and stratifying tumors into clinically relevant molecular subsets. Using information derived from these experiments, Dr. Pao seeks to improve treatment for patien . . .

  • Parekh, Aron, Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
    Phone: 615-936-3532

    Tumors are more rigid than surrounding normal tissue and experience increased tissue tension.  The changes in the mechanical properties of tumors can drive cancer cell invasion.  My laboratory is interested in understanding how mechanical forces regulate cancer cell phenotype.  In particular, we are interested in . . .

  • Parikh, Alexander A., M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology; Surgical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-322-2391

    Dr. Alexander A. Parikh is board certified by the American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) and the Society of Surgical Oncology. His clinical interests focus on cancers of the GI and biliary tract including the esophagus, stomach, liver (primary and metastatic lesions), pancreas, small intestine, colon and rectum. . . .

  • Park, Serk In, D.D.S, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology); Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-7607

    The primary goal of my laboratory aims to address what makes bone the most favored organ of prostate cancer spreading.  Advanced-stage prostate cancer patients uniformly develop bone lesions (i.e. bone metastasis), resulting in severe pain, immobility, and ultimately death.  A major hurdle to develop means of preventing o . . .

  • Parks, Leon L, MD
    Asst Prof of Clinical Medicine

  • Pearson, A. Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-2391
  • Pedchenko, Tetyana V., Ph.D.
    Research Instructor of Medicine (Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care); Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-3442
  • Peek, Richard, Jr., M.D.
    Mina Cobb Wallace Professor of Immunology; Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition); Professor of Cancer Biology; Director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-0128
  • Penson, David F., M.D., M.P.H.
    Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research; Paul V. Hamilton, MD and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology; Professor of Urologic Surgery; Urologic Surgeon/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-322-2880

    Dr. Penson is a board-certified urologic oncologist who focuses on urological malignancies, particularly bladder and prostate cancer.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the care of both of these common cancers and is also a federally funded researcher with a . . .

  • Peterson, Neeraja, M.D., M.Sc.
    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-1010
  • Pettepher, Cathleen C., Ph.D.
    Professor; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-3427
  • Pham, Wellington, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-7621
  • Phillips, John A., M.D.
    David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Meharry Medical College; Director, Division of Medical Genetics; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-7601
  • Pietenpol, Jennifer A., Ph.D.
    Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr. Professor of Oncology Director; Professor of Biochemistry, Otolaryngology, Cancer Biology; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Administrator and Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-1512

    Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D., is the Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncology, and Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology.   Pietenpol’s research focuses on breast cancer and the p53 family signaling network—the most freque . . .

  • Pietsch, John B., M.D.
    Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon
    Phone: 1-800-811-8480
  • Pinson, C. Wright, M.D., M.B.A.
    Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs; Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs; CEO of the Hospitals and Clinics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Liver and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
    Phone: 1-866-748-1495
  • Piston, David W., Ph.D.
    Louise B. McGavock Professor of Physics, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director, Biophotonics Institute; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-7030
  • Pohlmann, Paula, M.D., M.S.C.I., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422
  • Pope, John C., IV, M.D.
    Associate Professor; Pediatric Urologist
    Phone: 1-800-811-8480
  • Porter, Ned A., Ph.D.
    Stevenson Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-4371
  • Potter, Amy, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine; Pediatric Endocrinologist
    Phone: 615-322-7427

    Amy Potter, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in pediatric and adult endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston. She received her medical degree at the Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Potte . . .

  • Pozzi, Ambra, Ph.D.
    Professor of Cancer Biology; Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-4637
  • Price, James O., Ph.D.
    Asst Prof; Dir Flow Cytometry Pathology Lab SVC; Researcher
    Phone: 615-811-5859
  • Price, Ronald R., Ph.D.
    Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3190

    Dr. Price is Professor of Radiological Sciences and is a leading expert on the development of non-invasive methods to image cancer.

  • Puckett, Beverly, R.N.
    Clinic Nurse; Support/Psychologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422
  • Putnam, Joe B. (Bill), Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Surgery; Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Biomedical Informatics; Program Director, Resident Education in Thoracic Surgery; Thoracic Surgeon
    Phone: 615-322-0064

    Dr. Putnam has extensive experience in the surgical management of a wide spectrum of thoracic diseases including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastases, benign and malignant pleural diseases, and mediastinal and chest wall tumors. He has expertise in resection of complex thoracic tumors including advanced cancers, the multi-d . . .

  • Puzanov, Igor, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

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